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Monday 20 October 2014 - 00:00 to Tuesday 21 October 2014 - 00:00
IE University, Madrid

Reinventing higher education: towards a more interconnected world

From 17:00 on Monday 20 October to 14:00 on Tuesday 21 October

This event is being organised by IE university in partnership with British Council, Spain.


This event will discuss ways in which universities must respond to a more interconnected world. How does this affect research or teaching? What are the new priorities and how must these be targeted?

The conference has four panels:

  • Imperatives from a new generation of students.
  • Business and university:  how to foster a mutual engagement?
  • English as “Lingua Franca” in non-english speaking countries: pros and cons.
  • Beyond Bologna, targeting new priorities in Higher Education in Europe.


To advance together towards better higher education provision, particularly through international links and connection with business.


  • Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Senior analyst at the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) 
  • Dr. Cloud Bai-Yun, Head, The National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC)
  • Kurt Deketelaere, General Secretary, League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • Sonia Feigenbaum, Associate Provost for Global Engagement, Brown University, USA
  • Ahmad Hasnah, Executive Vice President and Provost , Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Sabine Hansen Peck, Senior VP, Human Resources, Communications & Branding, Amadeus IT Group
  • Charles Hardy, Education Engagement Lead, EMEA at LinkedIn
  • Christian Schutz, Global Head of University Relations, Siemens AG
  • Ernesto Macaro, Director of the Department of Education, University of Oxford
  • Phil Baty, Editor, THE Rankings & Editor at Large, Times Higher Education

Who should attend

University Officers and administrators, policy-makers, educators, entrepreneus, academics, student reps and education media.

This event is free of charge but please note that spaces are limited.


For further information please contact Geoffroy Gerard:


Tel.: +34 91 568 96 00


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